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CON­SID­ER­ING A CA­REER IN DE­SIGN? TOP 10 SPECIALISATIONS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE WISELY

India Today - - CONTENTS - BY ADETE DAHIYA & AKSHITA KHOSLA

Fierce, fun and fast-paced, the fash­ion in­dus­try at­tracts thou­sands ev­ery year. Cre­ative and strate­gic minds work to­gether to keep up with rapidly chang­ing trends mak­ing this space highly com­pet­i­tive and chal­leng­ing. Fash­ion schools are there­fore driv­ing change and con­stantly rein­vent­ing to cre­ate cour­ses to fit the bill.

Ev­ery­one is ex­posed to the world of fash­ion in their daily lives, whether it is while shop­ping at the mall, flipping through a mag­a­zine, surf­ing tele­vi­sion chan­nels or even just walk­ing down the street. How­ever, be­hind all the glitz and glam­our that is of­ten associated with this field, is a bil­lion dol­lar in­dus­try with highly de­mand­ing jobs which em­ploy mil­lions ev­ery year. In In­dia alone, more than 105 mil­lion peo­ple are part of the fash­ion in­dus­try, ac­cord­ing to re­ports by Fash­ion United, an in­ter­na­tional fash­ion in­dus­try net­work.

Over the past decade, the scope of fash­ion has evolved be­yond tra­di­tional roles and the space is di­ver­si­fy­ing ev­ery day. The cre­ativ­ity, hands-on ap­proach, high-en­ergy work en­vi­ron­ment and glam­our associated with the field make it a sought af­ter pro­fes­sion. How­ever, aware­ness about the op­tions avail­able is as yet in­ad­e­quate. Not much is known about the best cour­ses to pur­sue, col­leges to con­sider, the costs in­volved and which field is best suited to one’s in­ter­ests. As­pire ad­dresses th­ese con­cerns.

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